Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-03-11 23:07:03 GMT
A 32-year-old man has been arrested following a bank robbery in Florence, Ky. Officers say that the Chase Bank, located at 4899 Houston Rd, was robbed Saturday around noon. According to bank employees,Full Story >
Police have arrested 32-year-old Eric Billman, charging him with two separate bank robberies last week in downtown Cincinnati and Florence, Ky.
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:59:01 GMT
A Portland woman with at least six criminal convictions in the last five years is accused of assaulting her 3-year-old daughter for breaking an iPad. Portland police and workers from the Department ofFull Story >
A Portland woman with at least six criminal convictions in the last five years is accused of assaulting her 3-year-old daughter for breaking an iPad.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:52:57 GMT
House Republicans released a blistering 48-page report on Tuesday detailing former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner's involvement in a scandal involving the alleged targeting of conservativeFull Story >
House Republicans released a blistering 48-page report on Tuesday detailing former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner's involvement in a scandal involving the alleged targeting of conservative groups applying for tax exempt status.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:23:42 GMT
The Montgomery Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a woman's body Monday morning behind a fast food restaurant.Full Story >
The two 19-year-old Taco Bell employees charged with capital murder in the death of the restaurant's night manager had their initial court appearances Tuesday in Montgomery. Full Story >
A health alert for anyone who takes a prescription drug. Medicine mix-ups at the pharmacy happen more often than you think. A Henrico family learned that first-hand after their child overdosed on a powerful painkiller given to them by mistake.
Hunter Croxford is a little more active them most 6-year-olds. He has severe Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) with Autistic tendencies.
His mother, Emily Croxford said he has to take medicine twice a day. On one morning two year ago, Hunter went from a hyper-active child to disoriented, dazed and unnaturally calm. He overdosed on Methadone, a powerful painkiller often prescribed to heroin addicts to help them beat their addiction.
"It makes me want to cry, honestly, cause I was there when it happened. You're helpless. You can't do anything about it," said Emily.
On July 7, 2010, Emily and her husband Brian Croxford picked up what they thought was their child's prescription for Methylin from the Westbury Pharmacy in Henrico County.
"Took him to daycare, had the medication with me and I gave him his dose actually there at school," said Brian.
The bottle looked slightly different and so did the meds. "The medication's typically clear, this was more of a rust color," said Brian.
He said he thought was just a new generic brand. But he called his wife.
"I said 'Well, what does it say?' and he says 'Well, it says Methadone." I said 'No! There's no way it says methadone,'" said Emily.
Moments later, the school called, worried about Hunter. They said he was very lethargic, unable to keep his head up. "I get there and he's vomiting all over the floor and seizing," said Emily.
They end up at the hospital.
"My initial thought was 'What did I do?' because I gave him the medication. I felt guilty," said Brian.
Hunter was hooked up to machines and given an IV. Blood was drawn. He was sick and groggy.
"They told us 'Don't be surprised if this doesn't turn out well.' That's what they said... this may not turn out well for you," said Emily.
Hunter spent more than 24 hours in the hospital. He remembers some of it.
"I had an arm sock and I had to get patch," said Hunter.
There's someone else who will never forget that day. "It's the worst possible thing you can feel," said Joseph Oley. He's the pharmacist at Westbury who made the mistake.
"Whenever you make an error, and there's a child involved, it stays with you forever, you don't ever forget it," said Oley.
He says his pharmacy, which is family owned, has been in business for 50 years and fills over a thousand prescriptions a day.
"Initially when it happened, I was a wreck. You're worrying all night. You're crying. I mean you hurt a child. There's nothing worse than that for a health care provider."
Not only do the drugs Methadone and Methylin sound alike, he said they sit right next to each other on the shelf. He was reprimanded by the Pharmacy Board and ordered to take an 8 hour course on medication errors and training.
"I've learned a lot from it. We've changed the way we practice, we've also changed the way we teach," said Oley.
Hunter was all smiles on our visit. His family believes he has a guardian angel.
"We just think Hunter's meant for something special," said Brian Croxford.
The family wanted their story told to remind the community that medicine mistakes do happen.
They say stay informed and know everything about your medicines, from shape and color, to generic names. And never be afraid to ask questions.
Tuesday, March 11 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-03-11 13:40:00 GMT
Were you born after 1985? If so, Kevin Bacon has a very important message for you. A 7-year-old appeared on Norway's Got Talent and sang a chilling rendition of Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday."Full Story >
Were you born after 1985? If so, Kevin Bacon has a very important message for you. A 7-year-old appeared on Norway's Got Talent and sang a chilling rendition of Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday," and Buckle Up Festival announced the complete schedule. Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:19:51 GMT
We'll have a warm and breezy afternoon with a sun and cloud mix and a high of 67 degrees. Find out when you'll start to feel those cold temperatures creep in on Wednesday.Full Story >
Temperatures soared into the mid 70s across the region amid loads of sunshine and a southwest breeze. Unfortunately, it won't last. Rain develops overnight with temperatures beginning a downward slide.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-03-11 21:05:49 GMT
The Cincinnati Bengals have terminated the contract of center Kyle Cook, releasing him to free agency. Cook was with the Bengals from a 2007 practice squad assignment through the 2013 season. Cook playedFull Story >
Calling it a surprise, Kyle Cook says he still wants to play in the NFL after being released Tuesday by the Bengals.Full Story >